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Scramjet Sets Record Before Plunging Into Ocean

Posted 05.06.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 05/03/2013 05:41 PM EDT on The U.S. military launched an experimental hypersonic aircraft on its swan song te...

Military Plans New Test For Super-Fast Experimental Plane

AP | Posted 10.25.2012 | Science

LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. military said Wednesday it is planning another unmanned hypersonic flight in the wake of a failed attempt. The flight, schedu...

Military Investigates Failed Hypersonic Jet

AP | Posted 08.16.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- The military has launched an investigation into why its latest unmanned hypersonic flight failed seconds into a test. The experimental...

X-51A Waverider Breaks Record For Hypersonic Flight, Travels 6 TIMES Speed Of Sound

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — An experimental aircraft has set a record for hypersonic flight, flying more than 3 minutes at Mach 6 – six times the speed o...